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Summer Reading

Raise your hand if you and your children are irritated about summer reading…you are not alone! One of my least favorite end-of-the-year rituals in high school is the annual signing of the roster as evidence that each child received his summer reading instructions.

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Understanding Educational Entertainment

Summer Slide! It sounds like a fun and entertaining game children play during the summer. However, this term refers to the academic loss and regression that many children experience during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation. Even though Summer break is here, that does not mean that children cannot continue learning. "According to National Summer Learning Association, all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months, and most lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills” (Fleming, 2017).

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Learning Through Play

Regardless of how you believe humanity began years ago, I think we can all agree that man was much more primitive before than he is now. What was life like many years ago? There are scientists and archaeologists who speculate about what life was like but we don’t truly know because we weren’t there. My question is, how did humans learn many years ago? I propose that education during ancient times looked a lot like play. In an article posted on Psychology Today, an educational researcher at Boston College, Peter Gray, Ph.D. (2008) said, “Anthropologists have reported that the hunter-gatherer groups they studied did not distinguish between work and play...essentially all of life was understood as play.”

Can Anger and Fear Affect Your Health?

Whenever I find a positive story, I am bothered by the comments that invariably express anger and hostility instead of embracing the good. A pilot safely lands a compromised plane, and as people express their gratefulness, someone has to comment that she was just doing the job she was trained to do and it was nothing special. Why not celebrate the skill and the lives saved?

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Fun in the Son

Albert Einstein said, “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” This is the time of the year when we can infuse our daily activities with adventure, exploration, and imagination in His beautiful world.

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Parks and Rec… Might Just Save Your Life

I think Ron Swanson from the television show Parks and Rec said it best, “…it’s pointless for a human to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it.” As snarky as it sounds, Ron Swanson is speaking a little bit of truth here. Sometimes we look at the beauty of nature on our computer screens or in a magazine, but we don’t get out into the middle of nature to let it heal our bodies as it was designed to do.

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Rockdale County to Hold Public Comment Meeting for Comprehensive Plan

Conyers, Ga. – The Rockdale County Planning Department will be holding a public meeting to receive comments on the draft of the Comprehensive Plan. This meeting will be held Thurs., June 7, 4:30 p.m., at J.P. Carr Community Center, located at 981 Taylor St., Conyers. The meeting begins with a brief presentation, followed by activities for citizens to give strategic feedback on new development.

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In Search of Mental and Emotional Wellness

The month of May is filled with many occasions to celebrate. The most noteworthy celebration of all is the day we honor those who gave birth, stepped in, fostered, adopted, surrogate and yes spiritual mothers. We celebrate graduates in their achievements as they embark on their next level of endeavors. We celebrate the new season with all of its summer holidays. We prepare for proms, weddings, vacations, cookouts, pools opening and so much more. It’s time we work to get in shape physically, spiritually, and mentally.

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Publix Brings Nutritious Food to Rockdale Families with RER

Publix Super Markets, Inc. with the extraordinary generosity of their customers and Publix associates is helping children and families have the nutritious food they need by providing Rockdale Emergency Relief with a $26,550 grant from the Food For All Campaign. Publix raises funds to support agencies that fight hunger while advocating self-sufficiency at the local level.

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What a great time of meeting families and making connections at the Back to School Bash at Conyers Middle School today! Parents and students were able to meet our new Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts, new CMS Principal Dr. De'borah Reese, and Conyers Mayor Vince Evans. School supplies donated by Acuity Brands were distributed at the beginning of the event, with help from volunteers from Rockdale County High School and Rockdale Magnet School. Many great volunteers, non-profits, and vendors represented today. CMS also held the CMS Bulldog Camp for rising 6th graders today for orientation to their new school. Here are a few scenes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Make sure you have July 21st on the calendar! 7pm for children's activities and the movie starts at dark. Bring your chairs, blankets and the kids for some free family fun at the Olde Town Pavilion. Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle, made possible by Ice Skating in Olde Town Conyers and the City of Conyers, GA! Conyers First United Methodist Church will be joining us for the activities! Hope to see you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you gotten your tickets yet for the writing workshops?

Our keynote speakers are Dr. Andrea Bowen-Jones and Wade Marbaugh! These two are very influential leaders in our area and you definitely won’t be disappointed!

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Have you signed up for the writing workshops yet? Our keynote speakers are Dr. Andrea Bowen-Jones and Wade Marbaugh. These two are highly influential in our area and we know you will not be disappointed. This weekend ONLY (Thursday-Sunday), you can use the promo code: TellYourStory. You will receive 20% off your ticket price for either of the workshops. Sign up today! ... See MoreSee Less

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